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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adventurer  \Ad*ven"tur*er\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  aventurier.] 
  1.  One  who  adventures;  as  the  merchant  adventurers;  one  who 
  seeks  his  fortune  in  new  and  hazardous  or  perilous 
  enterprises. 
 
  2.  A  social  pretender  on  the  lookout  for  advancement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adventurer 
  n  1:  a  person  who  enjoys  taking  risks 
  2:  someone  who  travels  into  little  known  regions  (especially 
  for  some  scientific  purpose)  [syn:  {explorer}] 




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